The Parish includes the villages of Kirkby Fleetham, Great Fencote and Little Fencote.
On this site you will find information about the villages, council information, what's on , groups, societies and businesses.
Any data passed to the Parish Council via other means is kept according to the General Data Protection Regulation.
InfoNet KFF is fully supported by the Parish Council and is a new community information service, whereby subscribers will link in to an email messaging service to
promptly receive information about: specific issues, events or items of general interest; police generated notices relevant to the community; and also be able as an individual or member of a community group to ask for information to be circulated on your behalf. Emails will be on an as and when basis of relevant information.
InfoNet KFF will NOT be used for commercial purposes, your contact details will be data protected and never shared in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Register by completing the box above. For safeguarding purposes, you will receive an email requesting you to click an email link in reply.
Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
Our communities rely more than ever on a close relationship between the public and the police. Neighbourhood Watch works hard to share messages to help keep us safe.
Gary Jones, our NHW Co-Ordinator has registered the Parish with the National scheme. To register to receive information about a variety of community alert messages, click the link below and enter your postcode
Once registered, you will automatically receive community alert messages from Neighbourhood Watch. You can also revise and add to the range of messages receive, to include:
Fire &Rescue Services
Office of the Police Crime Commissioner
SGN (Gas Emergency Service)
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NYCC Bulletin. Current information across North Yorkshire - 24 Feb
CORONAVIRUS - COVID-19 - local support
also see Covid -19 page
As coronavirus cases rise and people are required to stay home this is a timely reminder of the help that is AVAILABLE TO ALL in our Parish.
This is not just for people who are shielding; this is for anyone who needs help.
Self-Isolating? We are here for you
Need someone to talk to? We are here for you
Shielding? Struggling to get out? Can’t operate online facilities? We are here for you
Whether you require essentials buying, prescriptions collecting or just need a chat – there are many of us here, for you.
To receive help please call - or text - Laura on 07545 952845.
BE SCAM AWARE – VACCINE SCAMS
Sadly, there are many people exploiting the current climate and taking the opportunity to scam others. Nationally, people have received suspicious calls, house calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination.
To protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, remember the following points.
The vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free to people in priority groups.
The NHS will contact you when it is your turn
You will not be asked to pay for the vaccine
The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text to confirm you want the vaccine, and never ask for payment or for your bank details
The NHS are not making house calls to deliver or discuss the vaccine
If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. If you feel vulnerable, and particularly if you are worried that someone has or might come to your house, report it to the Police by calling 101.
The PC has long had a Community Emergency Plan which has been recently updated to cope with these difficult times. It is also held by the County Council and Emergency Services. Our mutual planning and activity will help our community to stay safe and look after each other in these challenging times.
It is intended that volunteers will assist vulnerable residents to take care and stay safe. If you are able to volunteer, or if you need support, please use the Contact Us form on the website.
Laura Wright is our co-ordinator for local volunteers who are able to assist those needing support.
She will be implementing safe guarding measures.
Laura continues to co-ordinate volunteers and support and can be contacted on 07545 952845
Information will be distributed via the monthly newsletter (but this will not be delivered by volunteers but left for collection at The Forge) and more regularly by InfoNet KFF - it is important to sign up if you have not already done so - use the 'Subscribe to InfoNet KFF' box to the left of your screen. If you have a neighbour who is not able to access InfoNet KFF, please help to keep them informed in a safe manner. Regular updates will also be posted here.
There is further helpful information in relevant sections throughout the website, in particular:
The Parish Council is continually co-ordinating a community response to Covid-19. There is information throughout the pages of the website about the support available through the Parish Council, village hall, local business and volunteers for our elderly and vulnerable people as well as anyone affected by the virus. Please use the Contact Us form to request support, volunteer or make suggestions.
Village Hall Update - Covid 19 - please go to KF Village Hall page
Citizens Advice Money & Benefits Advice Service N Yorks
Local Citizens Advice offices across North Yorkshire have launched a new helpline to increase their capacity for the additional demand that the Covid 19 pandemic has generated.
You can call the helpline if you need support with:
benefit entitlement, claims and appeals
accessing other income such as charitable and statutory grants
managing your money and making it go further
help with debts
finding out what other support services are available
The Money and Benefits service is provided by CA Craven & Harrogate Districts, CA Mid-North Yorkshire and CA Scarborough & District and is for anyone living in North Yorkshire. The service sits alongside all the normal advice services Citizens Advice offer across all North Yorkshire districts.
The number to call is 0300 3031 598 Monday to Friday 9.00 to 4.00 (or you can leave a voicemail outside these times).
Click the link above for the leaflet
Want to get involved with youth projects ?
Local Parish Councils have been contacted by a Youth Development Worker for Hambleton with an idea to help set up and sustain voluntary youth projects. They can offer to host consultations with young people to find out what is important to them locally, this can obviously be done online. They can also recruit and train volunteers and provide support with accessing funding, finding activities and resources and ongoing development.
In preparation for better days to come we wanted to inform the local Parishes of this opportunity and seek to hear from parents and young adults in Kirkby Fleetham, Fencotes, Scruton and Langton who would be interested in possible projects for young adults.
Anyone interested can be put in touch with Youth Development for Hambleton via
Alison Booth, Kirkby Fleetham with Fencotes Parish Council
Proposed Leeming Solar Farm - Press Release
Land Still Needed
The Parish Council is still keen to develop a recreation area for all ages, especially as there may be grant money available to assist with this. We are seeking a plot of land suitably placed within the parish, of a minimum quarter acre but up to half or one acre, for purchase or long term lease.
If anyone feels they could help in this matter we would love to hear from you to discuss further, so please contact our parish clerk – Mr N Lowe, 01609 748139, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish Council.
Flying the flag for sustainability
Our Village Hall will soon become just the second in the county to install electric vehicle charge points.
Two grants and some of the profit from last year’s village plant stall are being used to fund the project, and installation will take place in the spring
The idea earned the support of Trustees because the charge points will be a service to residents (and their visiting friends and family) who may wish to own an electric vehicle in the future and do not have off-street parking. It will also be a service for residential guests at the Black Horse Inn. Not only that, but as the 2021 Policy Exchange think-tank report on charge point roll-out in the UK identifies Yorkshire as one of three areas which is lagging behind the rest of the nation, and also warns of charging blackspots in rural areas, this venture ticks those boxes too. Once complete, the dual installation - with paying facility - will be able to charge two cars at any one time, taking 1-2 hours. The unit will be sited at the front of the village hall, just inside the low wall, and its location will appear on the national EV charge point location map.
By Jean Morley, who championed this idea and made it possible
Lightsource BP Solar Farm Update
March will see a large number of daily large vehicle transits, many preceded by an escort car with flashing yellow light.
They will be transporting frames to the Lightsource BP site until around the end of March. Solar panels will also start to arrive from the beginning of March through to the end of April.
The site construction is at the phase of erection of the frames which will later hold the panels. This process involves piling which will probably go on until the end of March.